Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Here He Goes Again — Louden Swain’s Billy Moran Rocks StageIt With a Heaping Dose of Nostalgia!

This special Saturday afternoon ushered in another StageIt performance from Louden Swain’s master of guitar, Billy Moran. Today marks Moran’s third solo StageIt show this year, with the first back in May and the second in June, followed by two full band performances with the entire Swain crew in September and November.

Moran’s StageIt shows are always a treat; today’s was no exception. And in this year of virtual performances galore, if we’re giving out awards — Moran takes the cake for the absolute best production value, hands down.

In the show’s description, Moran stated that he would be performing a bunch of tracks that have had an impact on him personally as an artist (and as a guitarist). The result was an exciting setlist jam-packed with nostalgia galore from the 80s through the 2000s, and Moran took the time between songs to explain what they each meant to him.

Screenshot from Moran’s StageIt performance.

  • Whitesnake – “Here I Go Again”
  • Warrant – “Heaven”
  • Aerosmith – “What It Takes”
  • Duncan Sheik – “Barely Breathing”
  • Fastball – “Out Of My Head”
  • Aqualung – “Brighter Than Sunshine”
  • Guns N’ Roses – “Sweet Child O’ Mine”

Moran then treated fans to a beloved song by his other band The Station Breaks, “Slightest Thing,” followed by a beautiful original track that he wrote for his daughters, “Presence.” Finally, he finished up an incredible show with a cover of Willie Nelson’s “On The Road Again.”

Moran offered a variety of prizes for tippers for this show. The top tipper will receive a 20-minute one-on-one Zoom call with him, and the second through fourth place tippers will get together for a 10-minute group Zoom call!

As an extra special bonus, anyone that tipped over 400 notes will receive the very first Billy Moran t-shirt (pictured below) and a thank you video message.

For those hoping to catch Moran’s sweet riffs in-person, the soonest date that fans can plan to see Louden Swain live again is at Creation Entertainment’s Salute to Supernatural convention in Las Vegas, which is currently scheduled for February 18-21, 2021. Check out the full calendar of Creation Entertainment’s 2021 Supernatural conventions here.

Meanwhile, Louden Swain will also be performing a standalone concert at The Red Room at Cafe 939 in Boston on August 14, 2021. They’ll be playing two back-to-back shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Lindsey
Lindsey
Lindsey joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2018. She has spent a large portion of her life dedicated to her first love, photography. When she's not behind the camera, she's likely reading books and comics or dabbling in creative writing. Otherwise, she's probably yelling about something Star Wars related. Contact: directors@nerdsandbeyond.com

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